Green’s Dictionary of Slang

lick v.2

[1970s+] to fellate or perform cunnilingus; usu. with dick n.1 (5) for a man or clit n. for a woman.

In compounds

lick and shine (n.)

[2000s] of a man, the act of smoking crack cocaine while a prostitute performs fellatio on him; also as v.

In phrases

lick out (v.)

see separate entry.

lick the holy ground (v.) [play on hole n.1 (1b)]

[1990s+] to perform cunnilingus.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

lick-boots (n.) [note late-18C synon. lick the shoe]

[late 19C+] (Aus.) a toady.

lickdish (n.) (also lick-platter)

1. [mid-16C–mid-19C] a general term of abuse, the implication is of gluttony.

2. [mid-19C] a servant.

lick-finger (n.) [note Ben Jonson’s Staple News (1625): ‘Lick-finger, a Master Cooke’]

[late 16C–early 18C] a cook.

lickmouth (n.) [lick one’s mouth ]

[20C+] (W.I.) cheap, unpleasant gossip; thus the person who gossips.

lickover (n.)

[late 19C; 1960s+] (US) a quick, cursory clean.

lickpot (n.)

see separate entry.

lickskillet (n.)

see separate entry.

lick-spigot (n.) [SE spigot/spigot n.]

1. [late 16C–17C] a bar-man.

2. [17C–19C] a fellatrix.

lick-thimble (n.)

[mid-17C] a drunkard.

In phrases

lick an’ pran (v.) [colloq. a lick and a promise]

[1950s+] (W.I.) to tidy up.

lick of the cat and a run around the table (n.)

[2000s] (N.Z.) a very frugal meal.

lick one’s mouth (v.) [the participants lick their lips in pleasure]

[20C+] (W.I.) to carry around or to impart negative gossip.

lick out (v.)

see separate entry.

lick pap together (v.)

[20C+] (W.I., UKVI) to come from the same impoverished background.

lick someone’s arse (v.) (also lick someone’s ass)

[1940s+] to toady, to be a sycophant.

lick up (to) (v.)

[1960s+] to curry favour, to be obsequious, to grovel shamelessly in return for favours, esteem etc.

lick-your-arse (adj.)

[1940s] toadying, sycophantic.

In exclamations

lick my arse! (also lick me! lick my ass!) [note later lick someone’s arse ]

[late 19C+] a dismissive, abusive excl.

lick my love-pump! [love pump under love n.; apparently coined for the movie This Is Spinal Tap (1984)]

[1980s+] (US campus) a dismissive, abusive excl., such as ‘shut up! you make me sick!’.